Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the medieval personal name Hicke, a pet
form of Richard. The substitution of H- as the initial
resulted from the inability of the English to cope with the velar
- Dutch: from a pet form of a Germanic personal
name, such as Icco or Hikke (a Frisian derivative of a
compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’).
- East German: from a derivative of a Slavic pet form of
- South German: from Hiko, a pet form of any
of the Germanic personal names formed with hild ‘strife’,
‘battle’ as the first element.
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